Programs Intern - Flagship Accelerator (Remote)
Job description

About Accelerating Asia

Accelerating Asia is a Singapore based venture capital fund and award-winning startup accelerator. At Accelerating Asia we are driven by helping people succeed. We work with our partners and startups to unlock potential and deliver high impact solutions by providing access to the tools, resources, and networks to accelerate growth.

Our flagship program targets pre-series A startups and the venture capital fund invests in high-potential, high-growth enterprises to take them to the next level. Through strategic partnerships with multinationals, governments, development organizations and education institutions, we support better engagement with startups and more effective implementation of new technologies. At the core of the work we do is the guiding belief that entrepreneurs are humanity’s greatest catalysts for positive change.

About The Role

We are looking for a part-time remote Program Intern who can take on a diverse set of responsibilities within the team, tasks of which will mainly revolve around Accelerating Asia’s award-winning flagship accelerator. The role suits a new grad or student looking to launch a career in startups. You will support program operations, community management, and stakeholder engagement for the accelerator program. Operational tasks include planning and executing virtual  events such as our weekly standups, mentor nights, and learning sessions, as well as cross-coordination with the startups and the team.

Administrative tasks are also a cornerstone of this role. We’ll depend on you to take meeting minutes, organize invitations for the startups, manage our database of contacts, and more. Help us keep the wheels turning!

We are open to remote applicants who can work during Singapore Standard Time (SGT) hours. While we don’t have fixed working hours, our team makes it a point to be responsive during standard working hours (9AM-5PM).


What We Look For

In the Programs Team, our job is to make things happen. Seeing great events and projects come together to help our startups is the pride of our work.

We’re looking for someone who is a fast learner, can take initiative, and work autonomously. A great candidate wants to learn about and from startups and is eager to be immersed in one of the world’s fastest growing startup ecosystems.

We also look for:

  • A strong educational background. Polytechnic and University students are welcome.
  • A proven interest in entrepreneurship and startups (such as via the books you’ve read, events you’ve led or attended, or the subjects you’ve studied or are studying at school, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English). We have a direct way of communicating in the office. The ability to ask for help when you need it and to advocate for yourself and your work is essential.
  • Proven organizational and project management skills (could reflect through your extracurriculars, academics,  or other internship experience). Keen attention to detail and clear organization of work is the mark of a great programs team member! Upload an image of your favorite startup joke or meme if you read this.
  • Ability to effectively operate under stress and manage multiple projects on the go. We operate at a fast pace and the status quo changes quickly. We’re looking for a candidate who can thrive in our environment.
  • Confidence to communicate with high profile stakeholders such as mentors, investors, and partners of Accelerating Asia. Can communicate well in front of large groups.
  • Familiarity  with no-code tools and platforms (Canva, Zapier, Notion, Zoom), high proficiency with Google Suite
  • A positive, can-do attitude. We love to work with friendly, energetic people.

What We Offer

We offer a flexible and casual work environment. Be prepared to join virtual evening events as well as work on the weekends under special circumstances. Expect to learn new things everyday as you interact with startups solving big problems with cutting-edge technology. We also host many events so you’ll meet amazing people from various backgrounds and learn directly from the myriad of workshops and masterclasses that we put on.

Be prepared to hit the ground running and absorb everything like a sponge. This will be a challenging work environment and you will be encouraged to try new things, learn, fail, and iterate. We offer competitive remuneration.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

How to apply

Applications will be received on an ongoing basis until the role is filled.

  1. Go to this link to submit your application
  2. For Job Title, state “Program Intern with Superpowers”
  3. Upload a copy of your resume